There are many truths about speeding and they are not always what we think we know. There are several misconceptions about speeding.Exaggeration is not good in any area of our lives, especially when we drive and may put us and other road users at risk.
However, as always, knowledge is power!
Knowing exactly what is going on around speeding and, above all, what it means to "run" too fast on a road, is basically what will ultimately save us from potential dangers that exist, but we do not see them.
In today's article we will see what speeding really is, when it benefits us to "run" on a road safely and why, as well as how dangerous it is to be slow or slow down too much.
Excessive Speed and Slowness: In Which Cases Does Everyone Need It?
Everything in life needs moderation and balance. Excessive speed in many cases becomes dangerous both for us and for others. However, there are times when it protects us.
But let's start from the beginning. Our goal every time we get in our car and start a journey is to reach our destination. To reach our destination as safely as possible. So the sooner we get to our destination and get out of the car, the sooner we will be safe. Because, of course, there are always more dangers, as we have already said, on the roads, than when we get out of the car and are at home, at work or in the supermarket.
With this logic and in this light, our goal always, when we get in the car and start a new route, is to get out of the car as quickly as possible and complete our route, which was also our initial goal.
This, of course, does not mean that we will "run" too fast and that we will ignore the signage, speed limits, and other cars in order to get where we want.
Obviously we respect every traffic rule, as well as any other car, motorcycle or pedestrian on our route (See here Find out now why pedestrians are the "most vulnerable victim" on the road in Greece).
However, in addition to the excessive speed that in many cases actually puts us in danger, the sluggishness or in other words the excessive deceleration also puts us in a similar danger.
If a car goes too slow, especially in the left lane, then that driver also becomes dangerous for himself and others. And he does not get to his destination as quickly as possible, so that he is really safe, and may possibly interfere with other drivers and endanger his lives and safety.
When a car moves too slowly, then the traffic increases, there is a constant need to overtake the other cars, which in itself is dangerous, and, especially if it moves slowly and to the left, then it becomes a real public danger.
As we have said, exaggeration is not good either in its positive or negative.
So the question is, what do we need to do to stay safe while driving?
When Excessive Speed Benefits Us, and When It Becomes Dangerous
The truth is that no one can accurately define speeding. There is no absolute speeding, but only relative speed, and usually whether one runs too fast or not is left to one's own judgment.
In fact, there is no law or code that defines speeding. For example, the speed limit in the city is usually set at 50 km / h, but this does not automatically mean that in any alley of the city I can move comfortably at 50 km / h.
Especially at night when the conditions faced by a driver are worse and the chance of getting involved in a car accident increases up to 30% (Look here 5 Reasons why night driving is considered the weakest link at your steering wheel).
So how do we know if we are running too fast or if we are slowing down too much, and if we are becoming dangerous to ourselves and those around us?
Initially, external conditions play a big role in any situation so that we are able to assess whether we are "running" too much or not. Weather conditions largely determine the speed we should have in each case.
If, for example, it is raining, then we must necessarily be more careful and reduce speed (Look here Find out what dangers poses driving on a wet road).
In addition, traffic is also one of the conditions that determine our speed. If the road has few cars, then it makes more sense to speed up to get to our destination faster and be safer.
Another factor to consider is whether or not the road construction itself allows us to increase speed.
For example, on a single road with many potholes, or on a two-way road without dividers, it is more difficult and at the same time more dangerous to greatly increase the speed of our car.
Of course, in any case, we must take into account and respect the speed limits. However, in many cases, the indications of these safety limits are relevant, as we will again have to use our critical ability and experience and evaluate what we need to do.
Therefore, every driver must weigh the conditions he faces and adjust his speed accordingly in order to reach his destination faster and be safe.
Finally, in any case, in order to understand whether we should accelerate our vehicle or not, we should take into account both our own experience and the capabilities of our vehicle.
Recognizing the Adequate Speed in Every Case
Overall, a driver has a responsibility to evaluate the data and the conditions, and to take every factor into account to make sure he has the right speed in each case. It is the responsibility of each of us to judge for ourselves, based on the speed limit and the conditions described above, which speed is excessive - and therefore dangerous - and which is not (Look here How dangerous is speeding after all ).
In any case, a small change in speed can change an entire event!
As in every area of our lives, after all, we are responsible for our actions and their results.
Therefore, drive safely and at all times we are here for you!